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"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -
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Top 5 quotes from Thomas Jefferson
"I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one."
"I never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man."
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
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Top 5 quotes from Education, Freedom
"It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever."
"The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing."
"A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man."
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
"Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer."